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the joker in the pack

Definition of the joker in the pack in English:

A person or factor likely to have an unpredictable effect on events.
Example sentences
  • Denmark's centre-right Dansk Folkeparti, the joker in the pack, made huge gains in last year's elections, winning 22 seats in the 179-seat parliament, but its views are less extreme than those of its European counterparts.
  • Cathy Weber draws on her love of the intricate workings of the natural world while Larry Pirnie is the joker in the pack, with an expressive style which mixes yesterday's fantasies and today's realities in a whimsical manner.
  • I've always been an extrovert, the joker in the pack,’ he admits.
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